Wednesday, 05 January 2011
One of the topics a lot of magazines have started talking about recently is the frequency of sex in couples' lives. People who are all in long term, monogamous relationships and have started to question...
Now, as well all know, everyone is different and unique. We're all snowflakes...with our own sexual desires. But, how come that can differ from one couple to the next? What I am wondering about is what is a normal frequency or what do others consider a normal frequency for couples to have sex?
I guess there are a lot of factors that go into it, age, gender and years in the relationship. Monogamous, non-monogamous, married, living together, etc. How come men always want it more than women?
Here are some statistics according to About.com:
- People on average have sex 127 times a year.
- Americans were low on the frequency list in 2003 averaging 118 times per year.
- 48% of women admitted to faking an orgasm.
- Those over 65 are still having sex more than once a week.
Not sure how true these are or how much should be taken seriously, but it is something to think about.
WebMD also answers some questions which are so-so, maybe because it's more of a medical/formal approach here.
Basically, what most website have said is there is no "right answer" as long as both partners in the relationship are happy (and reasonable).
What do you think makes a healthy sexual relationship for a couple? I in a relationship or going by previous relationships, how frequently or infrequently did you have sex? What do you think constitutes a healthy relationship?